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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the "acute" phase, which lasts for six to 12 weeks after you've been infected. Once that period ends, you may well go years without your body giving away any sign whatsoever that you have HIV. This is why it's so important for everybody to get tested for HIV regularly (preferably once a year as...
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Why is HIV testing not compulsory?

Good Morning Dr Bob,My 3 months' waiting period is up and whilst I'm still working on getting my courage together for getting tested after several risky encounters with my Ex (thank goodness he's an ex now!!),I have been thinking much about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...everyone being virally enhanced yourself with no one going out of their way to help you with your worries and fears. Maybe I have a fear of dying over all? because I'm 26 and relatively healthy I just wish I could bury my mum and live to middle... Read more »

HIV, allergies and other possible indicators of infection

Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get things straight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...help.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Your problem is psychological (psychiatric), not virological! HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is.Responding to your specific questions:1. If you had untreated HIV disease, the chances you would be... Read more »

Please help me to find out if I have got infected by HIV

Hi Robert, Could you please help me out. I had sex with a sex worker(unknown HIV status) with condom a week ago. She did oral sex with condom. after that I had vaginal sex with condom ? I got cold and bit of fever now. I started worried if I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...depression and fluffernutterness. I urge you to get the help you need without further delay.Good luck. HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is!Dr. BobIs it better not to know? ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009) Sep 16, 2009The... Read more »

COULD I BE HIV POSITIVE (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2011)

Hello Doc, I am really worried. I had unprotected sex (on 14 Feb 2010) with my ex-girl. We broke up and 8 months later she was tested positive for hiv (12 Oct 2010). She told me this recently about her status and that I should take a test too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...depression and fluffernutterness. I urge you to get the help you need without further delay.Good luck. HIV is not your problem; fear of HIV is!Dr. BobIs it better not to know? ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009) Sep 16, 2009The... Read more »
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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

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What Do You Think Is the Best Way to Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma?

... Yolonda Reed, Broward House , Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Diagnosed in 1989 The best way to fight HIV stigma is education. Period. That's it.    Abraham Calleros, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Diagnosed in 1986 Be open. Be truthful. Stop... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...sadness. Because here you are going through all that you're going through, and then you're actually feeling physically the kind of fear and emotional response of the person, or the group of people. I've spoken around the country, with my book,... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...seconds long, the virus if it was present would not have enough time to die and not pose a risk. I have been living with all sorts of fear and doubts for the past ten months. I am afraid to test in case I am really positive because of this... Read more »

unrealistic fear????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had oral sex and he came in my mouth. I spit it right way. I am scared I might get HIV never did that before I was drunk Help my fear thank you Read more »

scared still

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks, or would that be irrational? I really can't tell anymore. Has anyone on here ever had swollen nodes for an extended period? I'm so afraid that it's something serious. I keep thinking of my young son. My doc suggested mono, but I had that... Read more »

HIV fear induced coma!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the high counts reveal a Viral infection so now I fear I am late converting and the count is high as my body fights back. I am scared to death to test again. I feel I have it now forsure and have panic attacks. I don't know what I am looking for... Read more »